Friday, December 18, 2009

Favorite Things- Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous!

Welcome to Day 6 of My Favorite Things week! A week where my FAVORITE blogger are blogging about their favorite things!



Today we have Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous. Linda's blog is full of marvelous project after marvelous project! And I get along with her great since I am also a CRAFTAHOLIC!

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Hi there! I'm Linda, the addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous. I'm stoked to be here today to show you my 2 Minute Fabric Flower Tutorial. I first published this tutorial during my
Tutorial Week and it was a big hit. Several readers have emailed me their 2 Minute Fabric Flowers and they've all turned out so cute!

2 Minute Fabric Flowers Tutorial



These are the easiest fabric flowers I have made... hands down! All you need is:
  • scissors
  • fabric (can be scraps)
  • hot glue gun
  • buttons, jewels, or beads

    First, cut a circle out of fabric. Mine is roughly 5" in diameter. I used a roll of scrapbook adhesive and cut around it for my circle. No need to make it a "perfect" circle.



    Fold in both sides to find the middle of the circle.



    Keep your finger on one side and hold it down. This will be part of your first pleat. (sorry for the fuzzy pic)



    Take the next little bit of fabric and fold it over to create a pleat. Be sure to keep your finger in place to hold the pleats down.


    This is give you an idea how to make the pleats in case you were lost. Again, sorry for the bad pic.



    Keep going around the circle and making pleats.



    Adjust the pleats so that you like the shape of the flower. It will most likely be a little lopsided. But that's part of the "cute factor", so don't stress about making it completely perfect. (all you darn perfectionists!:)



    Put a couple dots of hot glue under the pleats to hold them in place.

    Then put a circle of glue in the center of the flower and attach a button, bead, or jewel (or whatev bling you choose).



    There you go! Super easy, huh. These flowers are perfect for headbands, clips, handbags, pins, etc.




    I made 3 of them for my White Burlap Wreath.






    Right now I have my Reader's Tutorial Week going on. RTW is chock full of crafty goodness with 15 tutorials and lots of giveaways! Be sure to stop by and check out the awesome tutorials and enter to win the giveaways. :)

    Thanks for letting me guest here today, Fawnda! Happy Holidays everyone!

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    I was a part of Linda's Readers Tutoral Week! I worte a guest post HERE be sure to check it out!

    2 comments :

    GroverFamily said...

    i love craftaholics too!

    Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

    You already know how much I love you for these! DId you see that I'm giving away mini hair ones?

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